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    Profile Evaluation for rising junior at public US Uni looking for advice

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    Currently a rising junior at a T-10 public US university and would like an honest evaluation of my chances at PhD programs in Economics
    Major: Economics and Statistics
    GPA: 3.8
    Math: Linear Algebra (A), Integral Calculus (A), Regression Analysis (A-), ANOVA(A), Statistical Data Science (A), Vector Calculus (B-), Calc III (B), Probability Theory In Progress
    Economics: Macro Theory (A), Micro Theory (A+), Intro Micro (A), Intro Macro (A), Econometrics (A+)

    Research: RA at lab focused on education economics (working heavily in R)

    Internship: Did a data science focused internship my freshman year summer where I implemented an algorithm from a research paper (focused on information retrieval), RA at city's economic council, interned at an analytics startup for 3-months too

    Plan on taking real analysis I and II, full mathematical statistics sequence, discrete math, time series analysis, math for economist, Applied Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, and Bayesian Statistical Inference and a few graduate courses before finishing mu ugrad.

    Obviously the biggest weaknesses are the Bs in the intro calculus classes. They were during my freshman year and when I was working 20+ hours a week simultaneously out of financial need. No excuses, but I hope receiving As in the other math classes and the ones I take in the future will help make up for it.

    Pretty much looking for guidance at this point on my chances. What programs do I realistically have a shot at? Should I be focused on anything in particular these next two years to be more competitive? I will be writing a senior thesis (hopefully) and I'm looking to land a position at the Fed for next summer. Are there any other math classes to focus on?

    In the interest of space and time I did not include much about my underlying passion for the discipline and what areas I'm interested in but I can definitely elaborate.

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    Re: Profile Evaluation for rising junior at public US Uni looking for advice

    Forget about the two B's. No one will care. Basically, you're doing everything right so far.

    Get to know some faculty. Given your skills, see if you can RA for a faculty member.

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